Historic Overview Gilbert Desmet I

Rider

Overall Rank134
NameGilbert DESMET I
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth03-Feb-1931 - Roeselare (West Vlaanderen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Gilbert Desmet (2 February 1931, Roeselare), nicknamed Smetje van Lichtervelde, is a retired Belgian cyclist, professional from 1952 to 1967. In the 1956 Tour de France, he wore the yellow jersey for 2 days, and in the 1963 Tour de France he wore it for 9 days. Desmet won 101 professional courses, including Paris–Tours, La Flèche Wallonne and Four Days of Dunkirk. His best result in the Tour de France was his 4th place in 1962. He finished second in the 1959 Paris–Roubaix.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

La Flèche Wallonne 1964
Paris - Tours 1958
Kuurne - Brussel - Kuurne 1958
Vuelta a España - stages 1958 (1)
Paris - Nice - stages 1960 (1)

Seasons

Gilbert Desmet I - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1951 Individual 44 435
2. 1952 Groene Leeuw 8 734
3. 1953 Groene Leeuw 116 274
4. 1954 Groene Leeuw - Huret 240 166
5. 1955 Groene Leeuw 44 473
6. 1956 Bertin - Huret 1133 26
7. 1957 Faema - Guerra 216 193
8. 1958 Faema - Guerra - Clément 1504 16
9. 1959 Carpano 1050 23
10. 1960 Carpano 1158 26
11. 1961 Carpano 1000 35
12. 1962 Carpano 1152 27
13. 1963 Wiel's - Groene Leeuw 1713 6
14. 1964 Wiel's - Groene Leeuw 2163 7
15. 1965 Wiel's - Groene Leeuw 1122 29
16. 1966 Roméo - Smith's - Plume Sport 272 165
17. 1967 Roméo - Smith's - Plume Sport 236 185
18. 1968 Individual 14 457
Overall: 13185 134